Thursday, August 14, 2014

Howard University students take a stand against police brutality

Thanks to Jennifer Reyes
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Howard University students take a stand against police brutality. "Don't Shoot!"
Please show up, wherever you are in the U.S. or around the world, and join in the national day of solidarity actions this Saturday at 1pm. Too many lives have been lost, and the impunity of the culprits is all too common and must end. ‪#‎JusticeforMikeBrown‬ ‪#‎JusticeForUsAll‬
Groups on the ground in St. Louis are calling for nationwide solidarity actions in support of Justice for Mike Brown and the end of police and extrajudicial killings everywhere. On Saturday at 1pm -- one week after the murder of Mike Brown by a Ferguson police officer--we in St. Louis will gather at the location that M...ike was shot in the Canfield Apartment buildings. We ask that you gather at the places in your community on Saturday where police and extrajudicial killings have occurred to memorialize lives that have been lost and demand justice by ending systemic violence upon communities of color.
We know that we will need powerful visuals and strategies to support our movement. In St. Louis, people have suggested using black caskets, photographs of those lost, and chalk outlines to send our message. Strategically, this nationwide event will be a tactic to help community members understand their personal rights and push for broad-based action on the issue of extrajudicial killings.
If you're in St. Louis please commit to showing support however you can: come yourself or share the event with other who are interested.
If you're out of town, register your local events here:

1 comment:

  1. On page 95 of Engage, in our course on nonviolence we learned about the power of compassion. The students of Howard University demonstrated their compassion by joining the communities in St. Louis in taking a stand against police brutality and “extrajudicial killings.” Compassion means, literally, “to suffer with.” (95) It is such heartbreak to see so many innocent lives taken in communities of color due to inequality. These students should be praised for their efforts in striving for change through the means of compassion. “When we are in contact with another suffering, a feeling of compassion is born in us.” (95) Maybe if everyone incorporated compassion into their daily lives the world would become a better place.